Copper aluminate nanoparticles: synthesis through an eco-friendly approach and its photocatalyst application

  • Ruhollah Talebi


Nanocrystalline copper aluminate (CuAl2O4) was prepared by novel sol–gel method using aluminum nitrate, copper nitrate and leucine without adding external surfactant. Moreover, leucine plays role as capping agent and reducing agent in the synthesis CuAl2O4 nanoparticles. The copper aluminate nanoparticles were characterized by using XRD, SEM, UV–Vis and EDX. The samples indicated a magnetic behavior, as evidenced by using vibrating sample magnetometer at room temperature. To evaluate the catalytic properties of nanocrystalline copper aluminate, the photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange under ultraviolet light irradiation was carried out.


Photocatalytic Activity Photocatalytic Degradation Methyl Orange Energy Dispersive Spectrometry Analysis CuAl2O4 
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Authors are grateful to council of University of Central Tehran for providing financial support to undertake this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Young Researchers and Elite Club, Central Tehran BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran

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